Hey! How cool was it for WeWomen.Com to include me in this "10 Lessons in Self-Confidence from Plus Size Models" article??? I love that they did this. Thank you WeWomenUSA for all the love and inspiration. Check out the full article HERE.
Just yesterday I read a quote that said "Don't give up before the miracle happens" and it resonated deep within me. Nothing has been easy but it's been worth the sacrifice and receiving this email today validated just that. When I started this journey it was absolutely with greater purpose and that was just wanting to help. Sometimes, when I get the slightest thought of doubt God blesses me with sparks of light bright enough to get me back to my center. This email is proof that quitting before the miracle happens is just not an option. Lets #keepgoing ... This email, and every email I get from my loves, means everything to me!
Kudos to Jennifer Livingston at WKBT News with her classy and compelling response to a fat-shaming email from a bully. This is beyond inspiring...and kudos to the team at WKBT for being so supportive of her and giving her the platform to address this. (more here)
We will change this world...one thick thigh, tummy and stretch mark at a time....I am a size 18 and I'm visible...Liberate yourself and feel peace!
Months ago I got a call from my good friend and photographer Jerris Madison with the news that shook me for days. He told me he wanted me on the cover of his magazine, Obvious, for their special "Model Issue". This issue will include my editorial and interview and it's especially exciting for me because its their first print issue. It's 6 covers total for this issue and its "flip" style (3 versions). I am so blessed and honored to share my flip cover with Actor Brian White and his amazing wife Paula. The other covers include 3 fresh faces, model Cavier Coleman and actor Darryl Stephens. This took weeks to prepare and many, many hands to put together. The team behind this shoot were amongst some of the most talented and professional I have ever seen since stepping into this industry a few years ago. People keep asking me, "how does it feel?" and honestly...I still have yet to feel anything beyond humbled and overwhelmed. I recognize I am blessed and lucky to be chosen. I am especially lucky to have a friend like Jerris who really saw something in me and decided to take a chance. The support and love from my family and peers have touched me deeply and I promise that I will continue to do my best to represent well. This is more than just a pretty picture to me. It's an expression of growth and change in this industry and possibly some inspiration for the young girls in the corner that need to hear and see positivity everyday. Really...this one's for you.
I can't wait for you to see the full editorial and interview when it comes out in print May 10th!
To pre-order your advanced copy of the magazine please go to:
www.obviousmag.com/subscribe or click on the photo below :)
Hey loves! The past few weeks have been a complete whirlwind and I couldn't be more thankful! I have been working on a project that I get to share with you in a few weeks, along with traveling and shooting. I had to take a moment to take a deep breath and acknowledge my blessings. I realize the world is a crazy place and there's not much we can do to change it but we can change what is happening in our own individual lives and live it to the fullest. I am working on my career, my health and my happiness and I just wanted send out some yummy vibes to all of you. Just keep swimming....
Hi all! Thank you so much for stopping by my website. I have lots in store in the next few months so please keep checking back to see what's been going on in my crazy NYC life. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank my family and friends who have supported me every step of the way and inspired me to just keep swimming.
The NYC life of a Cali girl.